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Welcome to Yone Arts International Foundation

Yone Arts International Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Paula Tin Nyo, who returned to Myanmar in 2011 as part of its intellectual diaspora and was moved by the cultural and spiritual wealth of its people.

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is just emerging from one of the longest running military regimes in history and its people have endured isolation, lack of resources, censorship and human rights violations. Amidst the hardship, the people of Myanmar have retained their incredible nature and are a compelling source of compassion, generosity and kindness for the rest of the world.

YAIF’s primary functions are to promote cultural exchange and educational opportunities between Myanmar and the larger global community. Our philanthropic programs bridge resources between people, corporate entities, and nations and are funded through private donations, grants and corporate sponsorships.

We are grateful for your kind attention, thoughts and action.

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  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

  • Virtual World School Myanmar

    Virtual World School Myanmar

  • Artists


  • Mithasu Project

    Mithasu Project

  • Mocamy


  • Art Walkabout

    Art Walkabout

Latest News Releases

Religious images live switched-on, switched-off lives. I remember walking through the National Museum in Kyoto, Japan, some years back, taking in its rows of Buddhist sculpture, and being stopped by one piece, not because it was especially beautiful — it wasn’t — but because a vase with a single fresh flower had been placed in front of it, like an offering in a temple. I stayed with the image because someone — a guard? a visitor? — was telling me, … read more

Anita Heriot, President of Pall Mall Art Advisors and Paula Tin Nyo, Founder & CEO of Yone Arts are pleased to announce “Myanmar Art Out of the Box,” a historically relevant collection of art by the leading contemporary artists of Myanmar, on exhibition and for sale, for the first time in the United States at Freeman’s. The Yone Arts’ collection focuses on the artistic expression of Myanmar during the military regime years of isolation and censorship and offers the global … read more

Our Team

  • Paula Tin Nyo

    Paula Tin Nyo

    Executive Director
  • Alban Harrison

    Alban Harrison

    Development Director
  • Zar Kyi Min

    Zar Kyi Min

    Virtual World School
  • Jennifer Henbest de Calvillo

    Jennifer Henbest de Calvillo

    Walkabout Myanmar
  • Kelland Harrison

    Kelland Harrison

    Mithasu Project